U.K. stocks declined, extending a monthly drop, as investors awaited U.S. economic data and the European Central Bank’s interest-rate decision later this week.
U.K. stocks climbed, sending the benchmark FTSE 100 Index to a three-week high, amid optimism U.S. lawmakers will reach an agreement on budget talks to avert the fiscal cliff.
U.K. stocks were little changed, following five weekly losses, after a report in China showed last month’s increase in imports missed estimates.
U.K. stocks fell, following three weeks of gains, as a report showed the euro area’s manufacturing industries grew at a slower-than-expected pace this month and investors assessed the result of Germany’s federal election.
U.K. stocks climbed for a fourth day, extending a five-month high, as BP Plc posted earnings that exceeded analysts’ estimates, while Federal Reserve policy makers began a two-day meeting.
U.K. stocks fell for a second day as concern grew that the U.S. and allied nations will take military action against Syria.
Greggs Plc , the U.K.’s biggest bakery chain, said full-year profit climbed 10 percent as more customers bought Fairtrade coffee and breakfast meal deals.
U.K. stocks declined, extending a five-month low for the FTSE 100 Index, as mining companies tumbled with metal prices amid concern that a cash crunch in China will reduce demand.
U.K. stocks rallied to a six-week high, led by mining companies, on speculation China will increase stimulus to support growth in the world’s second- largest economy.
European stocks fell as a decline in Barclays Plc and a sell-off in basic-resource shares overshadowed optimism that a bailout for Greece is imminent.
"It looks like a day of anticipation."
- Keith Bowman on Mar 31, 2014